Sabtu, 18 Agustus 2012

How to Make Sure Your Maintenance Staff

There are some businesses that are going to be able to take care of the maintenance for their business on their own. This is especially true if you own a small store or perhaps a mom-and-pop business in your local area. Larger businesses, however, often have a need to incorporate a maintenance staff in their business. This is important, as you would want to ensure that everything was up and running at any given time. What are some of the things that you should expect when operating this type of business, and how can you make sure that the business runs as smoothly as possible?

The first thing that I would like to mention is the fact that we are in a different time than what we were just a few short decades ago. Although it is still going to be necessary for the maintenance personnel to work at getting the job done, there are ways to organize your staff so that things get done more smoothly. For example, using EAM software will help you to identify when certain projects need to be done. This type of software can alert you to anything from the need to change a lightbulb, all the way to larger maintenance items that need to be done periodically. The obvious benefit to using this type of software is the fact that things will be kept running on a consistent basis. That will help to reduce the likelihood that a machine or other item will break down when it is needed.

Another aspect of the software that you will find to your benefit is the fact that it can help to improve your ticket system. An example of this can be seen if you are operating a large-scale rental property and are running maintenance tickets regularly. The last thing that you would want to have happen is for one of those tickets to go missing or perhaps to be overlooked for any number of different reasons. If you have the EAM software set up properly, it will help to improve the ticket system so that those problems will be less likely to occur. Not only will it help to develop the tickets and to assign them, you will be able to see when they are done and what was done on the project.

Stocking items for your maintenance crew is something that should take priority. The unfortunate thing is that there are going to be times when you are going to miss something and will be out of a particular item. That can be both inconvenient for your staff and for the individual that needs the work done. Using asset management software will help to reduce these problems to a minimum and will assist your staff in being well stocked at any given time. It is still going to be necessary to take a physical inspection of the inventory from time to time, but even that will be kept to a minimum. When used properly, this type of software is going to improve your productivity and help your entire operation to run smoothly.

The author of this article is working as an IT consultant. He has been in this field for a number of years and was involved in a bunch of small to large projects involving asset management software and EAM for all types of companies.

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